The Socorro Independent School District will host the 2018 University Interscholastic League (UIL) Marching Band Region Contest at the SAC.
The competition will feature bands from the El Paso region, including all six SISD high school bands. It will begin at 10 a.m. and will feature Class 2A, 4A, 5A and 6A bands.
Awards will be given after all schools from each class perform.
This year, Class 6A marching bands, who receive a division 1 rating, will move on to participate October 27 in the 2018 UIL Area Contest at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa. Top bands will then move on to the Texas State Marching Contest November 5-7 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
In between the UIL Region and Area contests, SISD will sponsor the 26th Annual Marchfest. The competition on October 20 at the SAC allows bands to fine tune their marching programs. Marchfest will again be streamed live, right here on El Paso Herald-Post starting at 7am
Both the UIL and Marchfest event are open to the public and offers great family entertainment. The general admission fee is $5; children under the age of three are free.
What: 2018 UIL Marching Band Region Contest
Who: Regional high school bands, directors, parents and school administrators
Where: Student Activities Complex (SAC) | 1300 Joe Battle Blvd.
When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 | Performances begin at 10 a.m.
The Socorro Independent School District offers students endless opportunities for college and career readiness and to ensure they graduate prepared for a lifetime of success.
One of the latest hands-on learning opportunities for high school students is operating the new, high-tech video scoreboard at the Student Activities Complex (SAC) during district athletic events.
The new project will provide students in Team SISD’s Career and Technical Education program real-world experience and allow them to gain valuable skills to increase their employment opportunities in the future.
“We are building a program in SISD where excellence and opportunity come together. It can put students in a position where they can get what they need in high school and apply it to the real-world,” said Benjamin Munguia, media technology teacher at Pebble Hills High School.
“Live event coverage falls under that category. Our students will leave high school with the opportunity to get a job. They will be one step ahead of the game.”
Stephanie Ramirez, a sophomore at Americas High School and an aspiring sports journalist, said she is grateful to have an opportunity such as this one because it will benefit her future significantly.
“I want to do my best and give this project my all,” Ramirez said. “I will learn a lot of new skills that I will need in the real world.”
In addition to learning how to use the equipment that operates the video board, SISD students will broadcast the events for viewers to watch online by subscribing to the SISD network through the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program.
“This is an awesome opportunity because it opens a lot of job opportunities for us,”
said Ryan Flahie, a senior in the district. “The more skills I can obtain the better because it will make me a more versatile person.”
The SISD network subscription prices for events vary. The annual pass to view all district events is $50 including playoffs, the seasonal pass is $40 and individual games are $9.99. Funds raised from the subscriptions will go back to support Team SISD high schools.
To subscribe to the network, click here or on the links below.